I am super excited to be sharing today's post with you all because it has taken me quite awhile to create the perfect, simple homemade margarita! I have been researching and combining recipes for awhile now, but I am pretty confident that I finally got it! This recipe is easy enough to make for a fun summer weeknight barbecuing in the backyard, but it is also special enough to be shared at a more formal dinner party. It is perfect paired with fresh guacamole and close friends nearby. Have an awesome day everyone!
:: Ingredients ::
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces fresh lime juice (you can also use lime juice concentrate if that's all you have on hand)
1 ounce simple syrup
2 splashes orange cointreau
1 fresh lime (cut in thick slices)
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Makes 2 cocktails
:: Recipe ::
It is all about the ice when you are crafting cocktails, so make sure you have enough ice cubes in your shaker. Then add in tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and cointreau. Shake until mixed and cooled.
Using one of your lime slices, outline the rim of your glasses with lime juice. One a plate, mix kosher salt and sugar. Turn the cups upside down and dip in the salt/sugar mixture. The rim will now be shimmering with a salty sweet taste. Place ice cubes in glass.
Pour the margarita mixture from the shaker into the glasses and enjoy!